Fifty-three Conservatives opposed the tiering plan last December, the largest Covid-related rebellion to date.
Most of the action has been over Covid-related divisions. And most of the dissenters are from older intakes.
Plus: Sturgeon is ridiculous to criticise the PM’s trip to Scotland. And: Now’s not the time for a Coronavirus inquiry.
Johnson behaved like a boisterous middle-aged games master in baggy shorts who constantly assures us that we are almost at the winning post.
That’s the biggest Tory revolt so far on a virus-related division, and enough potentially to defeat the Government in future.
These are early shots in the developing Tory backbench campaign against the restrictions, which are set to gain volume and velocity.
On the 60th anniversary of its independence from British rule, the Government must do more to stop militia groups threatening the peace of the nation.
They can’t have been satisfied with the compromise reached yesterday over future votes on any changes to the Act’s provisions.
From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
It’s so much more than charity: it bolsters our diplomacy and nurtures trading partners and military allies around the world.
We understand that 88 other Tory backbenchers didn’t vote on it, including Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Sir Desmond Swayne stayed awake, and was greeted with a roar of appreciation.
An experienced pilot warned David Cameron of the problems seven years ago.
Plus: Boris’s multiple problems. The Chancellor’s dodgy figures. Euro referendum recriminations everywhere. And: SNP MPs in white Y-front shreddies.